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September 17, 1959

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

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Europeans Flock to See OUR Sights By GEORGE MILLER NEW YORK (AP) -Once upon a time, not too long ago, European immigrants flocked to these shores by the thousands. Times have changed. Now Europeans swarm to this country as visitors, simply to see the wonders of the New World, and then go home. "Even in the travel boom of the roaring twenties, Europeans didn't show today's interest in the United States," says the American Express Co., which handles a big volume of travel trade. The United States Department of Commerce reported that in 1958, 60 per cent of the 190,000 residents of Europe and Mediterranean countries who visited the United Stales were pleasure-bent. The year before only 44 per cent of the visitors from the same area were tourists. Heavy Spenders Last year people who entered the United States from Europe and the Mediterranean area for business, pleasure, educational and other reasons spent 86 million dollars on their travel. In 1955, 131.000 European visitors spent only 68 million dollars. Biggest bloc of pleasure-seekers was from the United Kingdom, 42,000, with Germany, France, the Scandinavian countries, the Benelux countries and Italy following in that order. Major spur to the flow of tourism probably has been Western Europe's rapid economic growth. Many countries, no longer impoverished, have lifted currency restrictions and raised travel allowances. In their newfound prosperity, many Europeans now have more money and more leisure to do what Americans have done for generations — to go and look at things they've read or heard about. Other factors figure in the swing: relatives coming to see war brides and their families, sports contests, fraternal and professional conventions. Thomas Cook and Sons, another worldwide travel organization, attributes the rise "primarily to the now economy fares on air lines," Time* Herald, Carroll, I*. Thursday, Sept. 17, 1959 I w ,1 ..J MISTAKEN IDENTITY? . . . 1 You might think the creature I above is a bear, but it happens to he a Clunker, a deodorized pet skunk, his familiar white stripe i not showing. He opens wide in Oconomowoc, Wis., for his favo- i rite tidbit—a marshmallow. ' and to greater travel allowances , permitted by some European coun- ; tries to their citizens. ) To find out »vhat lured foreign visitors to this country, American j Express conducted a survey i through its 187 overseas offices, j The travelers' interests ranged from New York's United Nations headquarters to San Francisco's , Chinatown, from great cities like ' Boston, Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans to glamor spots of Miami, i Hollywood and Las Vegas, from scenic areas like Yellowstone and ! Grand Canyon to historic points j like Williamsburg and Gettysburg. | New York used to be a place 1 where you boarded a steamer to go to other places Now it's becoming a port of call for cruise | liners originating outside the United States. The trend began last year when I the liner Iberia of the Peninsular I and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Inventor Puts Automation Into Flattop Haircuts HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Did you know it takes the average barber 25 minutes to give a flattop haircut? Dennis A. Norton can do it in less than 10 minutes. Norton has an invention which looks like a combination apace helmet, neck brace, do-dad and thingamajig. He began working on the idea about 18 months ago. Some of the design originated from the neck brace his wife wore after she was injured in an automobile accident. Norton got a mechanic to help him turn the idea into a practical instrument. It has a leather band which is fastened about a man's head. Mounted in the leather band are four adjustable-level metal posts about four inches long. Atop these are two side tracks, one above each ear. A double- bar mount for electric clippers slides back and forth on bhese tracks. The clippers are mounted so that they can move without jogging from right to left. The entire top of the head can be cut at the desired length in a matter of seconds — and as flat as a pancake. Norton says the tool is presently in the hands of patent attorneys. And he is now working on another clipping device which he hopes will revolutionize hedgo- clipping. Questions, On Social Answers Security made what was widely heralded as the first postwar cruise ship stopover in New York. During the past summer three ships, one Dutch and two British, brought in visitors for short stays, long enough in some instances for passengers to look over the sights in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Niagara Falls. By the end of September, nearly 4,000 foreign-cruise passengers will have come into port this year. Illustrative of the growing awareness of tourism's effect on the economy is President Eisenhower's recent proclamation designating 1960 as "Visit USA Year." Arrangements have been made with the Des Moines office of the Social Security Administration to answer questions of Daily Times Herald readers about their old-age, survivors and disability insurance. Answers of general interest will be published in this column. Personal questions will be answered di- frectly by the district office. Write the' Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, or the Social Security Administration District Office, 910 Grand Avenue, Des Moines 8, Iowa. QUESTION: A woman from Carroll asks this question. Can a common-law wife collect social security in Iowa. The couple lived together 18 months then got a divorce. They made up and have now lived together 27 years as man and wife. Can she draw social security as a wife when she gets to be old enough? ANSWER: Yes. She will be entitled to benefits as a wife providing she and her husband are able to furish the necessary evidence to establish that a valid common-law marriage has existed for at least three years. This would not necessarily be true in all states since some states do not recognize a common-law marriage as being valid. QUESTION: Another question from a woman in Carroll. I am 56 years old and have been working under social security for three years. I only work during the school year. If I quit now can I draw social security when I am 62 or 65? I have heard that you have to work up to the age you draw social security or lose what you have. ANSWER: No, you will not be entitled to social security benefits if you quit working now and never return to work. If you have worked under social security for three full years, you presently have 12 cial security tax right along with their income tax and your neighbors may not be aware that their payments to Internal Revenue Service also included their social security tax. QUESTION: I am a farmer and Beef Is Top Meat Item in Most Stores By The Associated Press Beef is the top meat item in most supermarkets this week with fall fast approaching. Red meat sells more briskly | with the start of brisker weather, so the chains and neighborhood . .. , . , , . „, 'grocery stores are offerng beef plan to retire when I get to be 65. ( £ ts ing {rom chuck to r . Can 1 rent my larm to the govern-: ,„.., „ -T£„ cost j y u— my larm to the gov*..,- . erhouse ment or will this income count towards my $1,200.00? ANSWER: Income from soil bank payments or acreage reserve payments do count toward the $1,200.00 restriction on your earnings. You are not actually renting the farm to the government and as such are still considered to be self- employed. QUESTION: A letter from Glidden, Iowa. I have been working and expect to quit October 1, 1959. 1 have been employed at the rate of $250.00 per month. How much can I make beginning with the month of October and still draw my social security. j ANSWER: You may earn up to : $100.00 in wages and still draw so- i cial security for the remainder of I the year. During this period of time i you may not render substantial services in self-employment. Since you have earned over $1,200.00 this year, you will have to file an annual report on or before April 15, 1960. SEPTEMBER SALE of ADMIRAL HOME FREEZERS Choose from 9 sizes . 9 to 20 cu. ft. EAT BETTER AND SAVE—Own a HOME FREEZER with Food Savings AKS US ABOUT OUR FOOD PLAN as low at 169 95 Sporrer's TV & Appliances 9th & Salinger Optn Every Night Except Sunday Gold Star and Guest Night at Legion Auxiliary (Time* Herald News Srr»lcr) DEDHAM — A short program in observance of Gold Star and Guest Night was the feature at the September meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary at the Amcri- quarters of coverage. Based upon |™ your age you will need either M or j ^ fter ad JanSent of Se co 1 27 quarters to quaMy for socia , d h s h security checks It snot^ ue that | g g " , d * * , .. you need to work until you retire..,. ^ *, . „„, The more costly items such as steaks and rib roasts seem to outnumber the less expensive items this week. Cheaper cuts of pork such as smoked butts and the small picnic hams also will be featured in some areas, while specials on lamb and veal are .comparatively rare. Chickens, too, are less frequently featured. Meat prices are somewhat higher this week. Fryers are marked up a cent or two over a fairly wide area. Advances in pork chops run to 10 cents a pound, while rib roast 2 to 4 cents in areas where it's not on the bargain. Bacon and eggs offer a mixed price picture. Fruit and vegetable prices also reflect the imminent change of the seasons as supplies of summer staples taper off. Butternut squash, shaped like a bowling pin, and acorn squash arc on the best buy list this week. Other outstanding bargains are nearby potatoes, medium sized yellow onions, southern sweet potatoes and cabbage. You can get good buys, too, among corn, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, topped carrots, cucumbers, radishes and green onion. Fall's approach is signaled on fruit counters by the rosier appearance of apples on display. These are plentiful and an excellent buy. Most nearby pears are at bargain levels. So are Concord grapes, Florida limes and prunes; Good buys also include California lemons, Valenia oranges, green seedless grapes and bright red to- kay grapes. Minerals in ONE daily tablet! to guard your family's diet , New €59 SUPER PLENAMINS [ AS 6c ONI* $f%fig 8 2' but you must have enough quar ters to be insured before you can draw social security. The minimum number of quarters is 6 and the < . ,. , • . 7" . „„„„„ „„„ . on the piano accordion and piano maximum, 40. A person can need j _ : r, anywhere between 6 and 40 quar Irlbeck welcomed the guests and conducted the meeting. Carol Ann Axman played "There's a Gold Mine in the Sky", ters depending on each persons particular situation. QUESTION: I am a self-employed farmer and am planning on retiring next year and renting out my farm. What should I bring with me when I come to file my claim. ANSWER: You should bring with you your last two years tax returns, your proof of payment of social security tax on these two returns, an extra copy or your rental agreement and proof of your age. i QUESTION: Several of my neighbors have told me that they are drawing social security but have never paid in at any time. Is j this possible. j ANSWER: No. If a person is i drawing social security checks on j his own account, he has paid into | the program at some time. Most 1 ^elf-employed people pay Jheir so- 1 simultaneously, one with eith e r hand, and a piano solo. "Lonesome Town". Mrs. George Meiners entertained with a "Tater Theater", giving a reading with potato puppets dressed to resemble the various characters. The prog ram closed wth assembly singing of the "Songs of the Month", with Mrs. Leo Barrett, as accompanist. Mrs. George Willenborg reported for the child welfare committee that packages were sent to the sponsored children. Mrs. Irlbeck gave an account of the county school of instruction and announced the Fall Conference date as Oct. 11. She also stated that the Dedham unit was first in the County to reach membership goal. Additional plans were made for the first County meeting to be held here Wednesday, Sept. 30. Various committees were named to have charge. A short service honored the Gold Star Sister, Mrs. Merle Pomeroy, at a table covered with a white cloth, centered with a gold star surrounded by the words 'Gold Star," and matching bouquets at either side. A white candle was lighted before the prayer by the chaplain. Genevieve Happe of Carroll, one of the guests, won the door prize. Lunch was served after adjournment. The birthday table was centered with a bouquet of asters and the birthday song was sung to Mrs. George Willenborg, Mrs. John Weill, Mrs. Frank J. Hoffman, Mrs. John Handlos, and Mrs. Harold Pomeroy, and anniversary song to Mrs. Leo Barrett and Mrs. Joseph Kitt. Mrs. John Pletchette and Mrs. DeFtta Nye were on the entertainment committee and had charge of several games of bingo. GIRL SHOT FATALLY DES MOINES (AP)—Linda Sue Moore. 15, of Indianola, was shot and killed Monday when she walked in front of a .22 caliber pistol being fired by Douglas Shepard, 23, of Des Moines. Authorities were investigating. You Can Make Yourself Over in a Suit You Can Make for Yourself You've been trying on the new fall suits . . . haven't you? You like their wonderful colors . . . new silhouettes . . . but somehow, let's face it . . . you just don't seem to be the "suit type." Or the suits don't seem to be "your type." Nonsense. You can enjoy the suit of your choice in the style of your choice . . . just by making it yourself. And you'll be making YOURSELF over too, into a smart, suit-chic figure ... in a pattern you select expressly for you . . . and in a fabric and color that will add glamour and excitement to your Fall wardrobe. See these wonderful fabrics . . . and patterns too! Hand Washable Amana Wool and Nylon 1 Yard Makes a Skirt. I'< Yards Makes a Jacket. IN COLORFUL PLAIDS AND SOLID COLORS. • .suit luxuiA and hoiiiii\ iif virgin wool. • !."> |K>! rent in Ion lili 'iuloil 111 Icir wash- alu/'v • IKi'ij rich last tutors. • Won- di'ilulU i -ri 'iiM- ri'slMiini. • Zrphyr light unci Milt • tin nn lies wide • Woven hy Amana i-oloiv, i'ial Isini'n • Tailors beautifully, ea.s th • I 'huii -f ol ihaiicial. mm mixture; navy, bluv heather anil chi'sliiul brotwi. $3.95 Yard Wonderful Wool-Like Flannels to Sew Dresses You'll Wear Everywhere BEAUTIFULLY WASHABLE Soft, luxurious wool like flannels in colorful plaids and solid colors to make your Jacket and skirt, your suit dress . . . your '•evening out" dress. All the soft luxury of virgin wool, but in a wonderful acetate fiber blend that is magic to sew and amazingly on .sy to care for. Wonderfully crease resistant. PLAINS $1.59 Yard PLAIDS $1.98 Yard 45 Inches Wide MISSES' DRESS AND JACKET — BUTTER1CK PATTERN 9111 YARD \(.;t: DRESS JACKET FOR 9111 Sue 10 12 14 16 35" Fabric (Without Nap) 3 ;1 8 3 \t 3'i. 3 »8 39" Fabric (Without Nap) 3 3 »4 3 V* 3Vi 44" Fabric (Without Nap) Napi 2 7 k 3 3 3 .^2" Fabric (Without Nap) Napi 2 ! .» 2U 2 3/ R 2 Mi 54" Fabric (Without Nap) 2's 2Vg 2 '/4 • 2\ 35" All Fa brics 1 ;, 8 P /4 1% 44" Fabric i Without Nap) 1 '« 1»» 52" Fabric (Without Nap) l'ii I'* l'i 1V„ 54" Fabric (Without Nap) 1 l's m !" Braid Nap) 4 :, s 4'i 4 r, » 4 5 8 USE SAME YARDAGE AND LAYOUTS FOR LINING JACKET. WATERS 5th St, Dept. Store hf ^ U.79 Ply> ' 0N * #7.95" In each Super Plenamins tablet you get MORE than your minimum daily requirement of ALL VITAMINS whose daily requirements are known, plus VITAMIN B tt , FOLIC ACID, LIVER CONCENT-RATE, and 12 IMPORTANT MINERALS, including CALCIUM, PHOSPHORUS, IRON and IODINE. FOR MORE BEAUTIFUL HAIR NEW REXALL HOME PERMANENT $2.00 plus tax Makes All Other Home Permanents Old-Fashioned ALKA- SELTZER Large Tube 54c SATIN-SET By Revlon $1.35 MI-31 Antiseptic Mouthwash 89c Aero Shave FOR MEN Large Size 89c Playtex Living Rubber Gloves Free extra right hand glove with each pair. $1.39 pr Preparation H 98c JOHNSON'S BABY OIL 53c VICK'S VAPO-RUB Large Jar 89c SIMILAC Liquid Baby Food In Lots of 12 25c ea. Bisma-Rex Seltzer For Headache, Acid- Upset Stomach Big 4',- QO oi. Size ~OC \Jf I HI lllllll . I"* ASPIREN None Finer Made—5 gr. Tablet 500's $1.98 LEHMAN'S, The Drug Store With | The Marquee

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